Martin Nicolay Renaud


Born 15.01.1879

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Church of England

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 13.10.1908
per Loch Carron
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, SA, Ravensthorpe, WA, Perth, Boulder, WA

Occupation 1911 'kitchenman at present', 1915 sailor; 1932 orchadist

Service
service number 2656
enlisted 18.06.1915
POE Blackboy Hill, WA
unit 11th Battalion, 51st Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
casualties WIA 1916
final fate RTA 17.10.1916
discharged 11.06.1917

Naturalisation 1911

Residence after the war Perth, Mandurah, WA

Died 5.12.1949, Perth

Materials

Naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

Newspaper articles

Mandurah obituary. - South Western Advertiser, Perth, 15 December 1949, p. 8.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

One of the first Russian casualties in the 5th Division [at Armentières] was Martin Renaud, a former seaman from Riga, who received severe head wounds and was evacuated to Australia. This was his first experience of battle and he proved that what he wrote in 1911 after receiving his naturalisation certificate from the Australian authorities was no empty boast: 'I am very proud to count myself as one of yours now and I will try to make myself worthy of it'.